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40 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Bonnie - Son Could Be Denied Access To High School Due To His Long Hair!
Bonnie's son Farouk James has beautiful long hair. The high school that Bonnie would like her son to go to would deny him access because of his hair! We discuss how she is campaigning to stop this discrimination we also discus racial hair discrimination in schools. Find Bonnie on her instagram page (@badmotherblogger) & her son who has over 300,000 followers at (@faroukjames)
36 minutes | May 4, 2020
Sophie - The Journey To Adoption
Sophie is on the journey to adopting her first child. We discuss the reasons why she has decided to adopt alone, deciding what route to go down with adoption, the ethnicity of your adopted child and how family takes the adoption. Sophie is Born to Ugandan parents and grew up in London and a few years ago moved to the countryside in Scotland. We discuss her business which is a social media agency called stuffs ( @letsdostuffs) and her social enterprise called PERF.
41 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Caroline McAllister - Criminal Defence Lawyer to Stay At Home Mum
Caroline McAllister is a Scottish born married mum of 2 girls . She was a criminal defence lawyer and owned her own practice. She gave that up to look after her kids full time and we discuss the change and how she delt with that. Caroline also discusses the grief of loosing her mother aged 17 and how difficult that is now she has her own children. Caroline has an instagram account called @TheUltimateFeeder in which she shows easy to follow recipes for busy parents - it always looks delicious!
50 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
Emma MacDonald - Co-Founder of Tartan Blanket Co & Kilt Society.
Emma MacDonald is an entrepreneur and married mum of three. Emma and her husband own The Tartan Blanket Co & Kilt Society. In this episode Emma explains how she helped expand her husbands existing business with her expertise and start the Tartan Blanket Co. She has twins and a daughter all 2 and under! She has managed to create great balance throughout her life. Find out how she started her successful business and how she balances this with having a family!
60 minutes | May 26, 2019
Celine - Living Sustainably, ili Laptop Stand & Raising Step Kids.
Celine is a French born mum of 4. She is a senior Lecturer at Napier University and has co-created ili Laptop stand using her education in sustainability for the product to aline with her morals. Celine lives a very sustainable life and explains the pillars of sustainability. We discuss parenthood and she also discusses how it has been raising her a step son over the years.
31 minutes | May 13, 2019
Meghan Joy Yancy - Mum of 6 | Homeschooling, Interracial Marriage, Entrepreneur
Meghan Joy Yancy is a married mum of 6. She is an entrepreneur with several businesses. Her social media presence is incredible with almost 100,000 followers on instagram. We discuss homeschooling, interracial marriage, raising kids in America today and more!
29 minutes | May 6, 2019
Dr Punam Krishan - Lifestyle Medicine Doctor & GP
Dr Punam Krishan is a married mum to a 5 year old.She is a portfolio locum GP in Glasgow. In addition she is a trustee and director of the British society of lifestyle medicine, honorary senior clinical lecturer at Glasgow universitY, freelance writer, health and mindset coach, founder of Glasgow Wellbeing’s and is currently filming a tv series for BBC on health.
18 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
Emma O'Connor - Discussing having a child with debilitating anxiety & her book Happy Now
In this episode of Magnificent Mothers we have Emma O’Connor who is a married mum of two from Australia. She fell in love with Edinburgh and made the move when her two kids were young. Emma’s son had debilitating anxiety from p5 and couldn’t go to school due to the anxiety. She discussing what she did to help her son through the difficult time. This lead her to write her book ‘Everyday Happy’. She is also opening a ‘Happiness Now’ community hub to help children with mental health problems.
43 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Jo Lee - Surviving Stage 4 Cancer & Raising Teenagers
Jo Lee is a married mum of two girls aged 20 & 18. Jo is a life coach (Valour Coaching) and felt artist. Jo has survived stage 4 cancer and tells us what helped her during this time including her mindset, herbalist and she discusses how important it is to be vulnerable and receive help from others. Jo also discusses raising teenagers and how she deals with the new age of social media.
19 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Laura - Satisfashion Stylist Sharing Wardrobe Tips
Laura is a married mum of a 2 year old girl. She has her own business called Satisfashion in which she is a personal stylist/shopper. In this episode she shares tips on how we can be confident in our clothes and what to have in our wardrobe. Laura also discusses how it is to be a self employed mum. She explains the anxiety she has around her daughters eating and how it has impacted her.
26 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Emma Dempsey - Raising Boys As A Feminist
Emma Dempsey is a mum to two boys. She is a coach and runs two facebook pages 'Mums With Sons' and the 'The Wellbeing Collective'. In this episode Emma discusses the question around how we raise our boys. She states that the patriarchy doesn’t serve woman but its also doesn’t serve millions of men.
43 minutes | Mar 4, 2019
Paula - Discussing Baby Loss & Being A Grieving Mother
Paula is an incredibly brave mum who is sharing her story about her son Leon who sadly passed away at just 5 days old. Paula is sharing her story to raise awareness and help others going through the same thing. She discusses how it feels to have lost her son, how she is coping with her mental health and how yoga has helped her through this incredibly hard time. IG @paulainscotland It is important to cover this topic as there are thousands of mums affected in the UK every year with the Tommys statists showing that 1 in 4 pregnancy's end in miscarriage, 9 baby are stillborn every day in the Uk and there were 2,131 neonatal deaths in 2017.
31 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Jill Ritchie - From Bank Manager to Life Coach - Finding Fulfilment
Jill Ritchie is a married mum of two. Jill was a very successful senior bank manager and from the outside her life looked perfect but she didn’t feel satisfied. When stress and anxiety took over and she was waking up in cold sweats, her hair was falling out and she found herself drinking a little more than usual Jill decided to take her life into her own hands and completely change her life around. She now enjoys life to the full and is a life coach helping others do the same. Find out how she did it & more
41 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
Bella, The Unwrapped Family - Living Zero Waste & Montessori
Bella is a married mum of two girls who are 3 & 1. Bella has a blog called the unwrapped family in which she discusses all things zero waste and Montessori. In this episode she shares why she decided to become zero waste and how it is to be zero waste whilst having young kids. Bella gives some easy swaps that all us mothers could make to be more eco friendly. Bella describes what the Montessori method is and why she follows it for her girls.
26 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
Sarah Wheatley - Owner of Birth and Beyond - Discusses what causes postnatal depression & how can we try and avoid it?
Sarah Wheatley is a married mum of two. Sarah runs ‘Birth and Beyond’ and is a psychotherapeutic counsellor. After having postnatal depression and anxiety with her first child. Sarah was really interested in why it had happened which resulted in her going back to university and retraining to be a psychotherapeutic counsellor. We discuss what causes PND, how to help avoid it and how to help it. Sarah works with parents and babys using techniques like Video Interaction Guidance and Newborn Observation!
19 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Shalini & Carl - Married Vegan Models Raising Vegan Kids
On this episode of the Magnificent Mothers podcast we have married couple Shalini & Carl. They have two boys aged 2 & 5. Carl & Shalini have turned their diet around by being vegan and have seen great health benefits. We discuss the reason why they are vegan, how it is to raise vegan kids, being a vegan family & much more! They cover food shopping cost and the challenges of veganism aswell. Defiantly check out this episode to the end to hear all their hints, tips & experiences.
24 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
Rachel Field - Owner of Eclectic Squares
Rachel Field is a married mum of 3. She runs the interior styling business Eclectic Rach which she features on her instagram page @eclecticsquares . In this episode we discuss post natal experiences including post natal depression. Rachel had 2 kids under 2 and hid her true feelings from friends and family. Rachel is incredibly open about her thoughts and feelings and unveils her breaking point. She discusses what made her start her own business and the benefits of sharing your business on Instagram.
23 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Gillian Mudie - Owner of Tech / App Start Up Dribble
Gillian Mudie is a married mum of 2 who has launched an incredible new App called Dribble. Dribble is a parenting review app which shows places to go, eat and play in Edinburgh, Lothians & Fife. This came from a need to get out of the house with her first child Alastair - Gillian didn’t know the best places to take a baby / child and wanted all those places to be in one space. Gillian discusses how it is to have a Tech Start up, show she started and how she raised the funds to start the app & more!
27 minutes | Jan 14, 2019
Tricia Murray - Birth & Baby Academy Founder & Doula
Tricia Murray is a married mum of 4 boys, including twins! She is a therapist, doula and founder of the Birth And Baby Academy, Juno and Edinburgh Birth and Baby. 1 in 3 woman describe their births as being traumatic and Tricia works with mums to help prevent birth trauma & prepares mums. We discuss being a twin mum through IVF, tips on having a positive birth, educating yourself around birth, the impact on your birth to your postnatal experience, being a doula & much much more! P.s we are joined by Tricia’s newest baby boy on this podcast <3
34 minutes | Jan 7, 2019
Mike Webb - Discussing Deafness & Being A Dad
Mike Webb is the first ever dad on the Magnificent Mothers podcast! Mike is a personal trainer and gym manager from Edinburgh. Mike is a dad to 3 year old Marlie, when Marlie was 10 months old she was confirmed to be profoundly deaf. Following a A cochlear implant Marlie is now able to hear. Mike shares his experiences of being a dad in this episode. He also shares some top tips on how to get healthy after having a baby and whilst being a mum at the end of the podcast!
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